Channel 4 and Guardian Sanctimony Backfires

Channel 4 News’s Fatima Manji offered her thoughts as yesterday’s events unfolded, sanctimoniously telling Twitter: “Don’t tweet rumours, post unverified pics – let emergency services do their job“. Minutes later, Manji was among the Channel 4 journalists who named the wrong man as the attacker. 

Manji later deleted her tweet.

Meanwhile, over at The Guardian, media correspondent Mark Sweney blasted Twitter users who shared a fake image of a tube sign:

The “people who should know better” who the sign “fooled” include Sweney’s own boss at the Guardian, Jane Martinson:

Let’s hope she doesn’t see…




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